First, commenter’s, I pose a challenges to you:
In your response do not use the words: audience, author, depends, or subjective
One thing I’ve been wondering about lately in conjunction to life and to writing is, how do you know when you think you know? In decision-making , what evidence and reasons do you turn to in order to make your conclusions? How do you know those reasons are sound ones to go by? What leads you to collect certain reasons over others?
To provide an example, if I’m deciding between two comparable grad schools, when I’ve made my decision to go to school one, what sort of things tell me that I’ve made the right choice, other than living out the outcomes?
Similarly to writing, how do you know when your writing is _________(riveting, earth-shattering, great)? Do we as writers have well toned guts from years of writing, reading, and education? Is our sense enough? Is the fact that it pleases you fulfill the requirements of ________? I wonder to myself if I rely on my own tastes too much, and my unwillingness to show other people most things I’ve written also makes me echo this question.
What if it’s like that moment in 7th when that someone you know in your heart of hearts is an awful profoundly terrible singer, but after the talent show, everyone goes up to her and is like, ohhhh my gaaaawd, you are such a GOOD singer! You need to join choir. And inside you’re burning inside with angst at the insult to truth that is occurring right in front of you. But what makes you more right than her friends?
How do you know when you know?